Silver or copper? Simon Fried, Nano Dimension, speaks about inkjet printing

Simon Fried

Recently I caught up with Simon Fried, chief business officer and one of the founders of Nano Dimension, an Israeli start up that is targeting the market for printed circuit boards or PCBs.

The end goal for many people in additive manufacturing is not so much the ability to print individual components but rather to print a sub assembly or a whole object in a single process. Ultimately this also means being able to print the electronic elements of those objects, which explains why there is so much interest in Nano Dimensions. Continue reading “Silver or copper? Simon Fried, Nano Dimension, speaks about inkjet printing”

3D Print Your Own Arduino Compatible WiFi-Connected Touchscreen Device

The endgame for 3D printing has always been the ability to 3D print complete objects regardless of their complexity. While there are already expensive, industrial 3D printers equipped with high-end robotic systems than can pick and place parts and automatically assemble some simple components, the ability to 3D print assembled, functional electronics and circuit boards is still somewhat elusive. Continue reading “3D Print Your Own Arduino Compatible WiFi-Connected Touchscreen Device”

3D printing and circuitry work together today to improve our electronics

For decades electronic items have been reshaping the landscape of our personal and professional lives, it’s as true today as it was in the 1980’s when the first ULSI-PCB and 3D Printer were invented. As our need for eco-friendly cost efficient manufacturing options raise it is essential to discover how the electronics industry is being disrupted by 3D printing technology. Continue reading “3D printing and circuitry work together today to improve our electronics”

Prototype your own PCBs for custom projects (Video)

For all the promise of 3-D printing, most machines can only shape plastic, meaning that if you want to build even a simple electronic at home, you’re going to be plugging in the bulky, premade circuits of Arduino boards. And if you’re a real industrial designer with proper resources, you’re going to be contacting a factory in China to build a custom circuit board to your specifications. Very little can be done quickly in-house. Continue reading “Prototype your own PCBs for custom projects (Video)”

Integration with 3D-Printed Structures Will Play an Important Role in Developing 3D Printed Electronics

With the recent award of the $75 million grant for establishing the Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute as part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, we can expect the development of a roadmap toward high-volume manufacturing and deployment of products leveraging a more widespread use of flexible substrates. This coincides well with 3D printing’s ascent from being a process that predominantly served as a prototyping tool to being utilized for delivering production solutions. Continue reading “Integration with 3D-Printed Structures Will Play an Important Role in Developing 3D Printed Electronics”

Researchers at UTEP 3D Print Drone with Electronics Already Embedded Within (VIDEO)

The allure of 3D printed drones is very strong. A large number of projects have been completed recently all over the world which build on the excitement of this combination of technologies. While printing the frame, whether from metal or plastic, has becomes a fairly routine undertaking, … Continue reading “Researchers at UTEP 3D Print Drone with Electronics Already Embedded Within (VIDEO)”

Voltera V-One 3D Circuit Board Printer Launches on Kickstarter

The emergence of 3D printing has changed the way thousands of companies and individuals look at prototyping. Instead of outsourcing a project to be prototyped, then having to wait weeks or even months for the part to be produced, 3D printers have managed to allow individuals and small businesses to bring the prototyping process in-house. Continue reading “Voltera V-One 3D Circuit Board Printer Launches on Kickstarter”

How to 3D Print a Working Video Game Controller & Other Electronics Using Play-Doh for Circuits

I truly believe that there will come a time where we will all be 3D printing intricate electronic devices from the comfort of our own homes. A company called Inventery Inc. is combining 3D printing with Play-Doh to enable some pretty cool new applications for the technology. Continue reading “How to 3D Print a Working Video Game Controller & Other Electronics Using Play-Doh for Circuits”